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National Park Service (NPS) Southeast Regional Director Stan Austin announced Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Superintendent Bob Krumenaker was chosen for a temporary assignment as acting superintendent of Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks in South Florida.

Krumenaker, who has served as the superintendent of the Apostle Islands since 2002, is a graduate of the Department of the Interior’s Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program. He will depart July 30 for the 90- to 120-day assignment. He is not a candidate for the permanent job in Florida.

Everglades is one of the largest and most complex national parks, on the cusp of climate change impacts and adaptation in the national park system. It is also the site of the largest ecosystem restoration program in the country and one of only 10 field-based SES positions in the NPS.

“This is both an honor and a great challenge,” Krumenaker said. “I think my strong background in natural and cultural resources and recent work on climate change and sustainability at the Apostle Islands will be a good fit for these parks as they go through a management transition.”

An experienced National Park Service manager will be named as acting superintendent of the Apostle Islands prior to Krumenaker’s departure.

“There’s a great staff here at the Apostle Islands, and I have every confident the park will run smoothly in my absence,” Krumenaker said.